The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported a total of 16,055 new positive cases of Coronavirus in South Africa, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,004,203. This increase the NICD says represents a 24.3% positivity rate.
Furthermore, the National Department of Health said a further 25 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,944 to date.
19,646,423 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below according the NICD report.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (72%). Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal each accounted for 6% and North West 5%. Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; Limpopo 3% and Free State and Eastern Cape each accounted for 2%. Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 24.3% which is higher than yesterday (22.4%). The 7-day average is 14.7% today, which is higher than yesterday (12.6%).
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There has been an increase of 279 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|